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The Master of Science (Mathematics) is designed for students with a mathematics or statistics degree or with a degree containing a substantial amount of mathematics, such as a mathematics major in a science or engineering degree.

The course builds on your existing mathematical, statistical, research and professional skills. The degree provides you with further knowledge of mathematics and statistics, and also the social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of this area in the global community, plus the professional and ethical responsibilities that go along with this understanding.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $38,000
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 083454E
Delivery mode: On campus

The coursework has been designed to address topical concerns in industry and society, preparing you for further enrolment in a research degree or employment in one of the many fields actively seeking mathematicians and statisticians.

What you will study

The Master of Science (Mathematics) consists of two years of full-time study. Students entering with a bachelor degree in the same discipline will be eligible to apply to follow a 54-unit pathway.

The course has flexibility to allow you to choose topics that both complement and extend your undergraduate studies. It offers studies in all areas of the mathematical sciences, with an emphasis on modern applied mathematics. You can select studies in areas such as algebra, methods of applied mathematics, complex analysis, partial differential equations, statistical science, stochastic processes and standards, ethics and compliance.

The masters project is normally taken in the final two semesters and helps you develop research, communication and technical skills. An in-depth investigation of a particular area is completed under the guidance of a supervisor.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


This course provides students with specialist knowledge that can be applied in a range of employment areas such as business and finance, data science, environment, health, insurance and logistics.